How to add user defined (custom) fields to any screen you would like to on SAP Business ByDesign

To create a new user defined field, navigate to the screen you would like to add the user defined field to and then click on you user icon, select Key user settings and click on Start Adaptation Mode:

Once you have clicked on Start Adaptation Mode a task bar will open on the right side of your screen. Here you select the part of the screen you would like to add the user defined field to and click on the arrow:

After you clicked on the arrow you will see all the fields that are on this part of the screen, here you can also select and deselect fields that you want to make visible or remove from the screen by clicking on the tick box.  When you want to add a new user defined field, click on the “+” icon and select extension Fields:

After selecting Extension Fields, you will be able to see all the user defined fields that are already created. To create a new field select Create New Field:

The following screen will then open where you then need to enter the field name, select the field type and input a default value if applicable:

The following field types are available when creating a new user defined field:

Each different field type that you select will prompt you with additional information required to complete this user defined field. In this example I will be adding a list. Once you have selected the Field Type as list you will need to input the details of the list that will be available for selection under List Values:

To add a new row to the list, click on add row and enter the Description for this list value. Repeat this step for every line that you would like to have on this list:

When you are done creating your user defined field click on save:

After you saved your user defined field, make sure that it is added to the screen (this will be identified by a tick in the tick box under the Is Already Added tab:

Once you are done creating your field and added it to the screen click on the “More” icon and then select Publish:

 After selecting Publish the following message will display, here select Overwrite individual personalization changes to this screen and click on Publish:

When you are done publishing your user defined field click on your user icon, select Key User Setting and click on Stop Adaptation Mode: